Needless Burdens

Needless Burdens

 

I used to carry them as mindful burdens

weights which pressed against my back

Shackles on wrists and ankles

to impede my progress even drawing blood

 

They became a part of my daily slog

my inner feelings numbed by their heaviness

A once erect stature crippled itself

to become a shadow of my true identity

 

How much longer was I to endure those memories

from each dead weight and shackle a face would appear

I relived the agony, the guilt and embarrassment

needlessly reducing my life to a tormented shell

 

I sat up and regarded these chains of gloom

and began to loosen their fetters, leaving them behind

I stood upright and free with a lightened step

out of a self imposed darkness into the fullness of my liberty

◄ The Final Blast

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lisa donohoe

Wed 4th Sep 2019 21:12

An extremely honest poem straight from the heart.
I'm so happy you managed to loosen the grip you had on your self..
This piece will resonate with many. Well done. Absolutely incredible work ❤

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Adam Rabinowitz

Wed 4th Sep 2019 04:43

This is such a moving poem. I feel your liberation in reading this. Congrats and I hope to be as lucky or at least smart enough to let time heal.

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